A call for Purple Plaque nominations

26th April 2019

Nominate to commemorate a remarkable Welsh woman

Chwarae Teg is calling on the public to put forward nominations for the next Purple Plaque which will recognise the life of a remarkable Welsh woman when unveiled on 11 October 2019 – International Day of the Girl.

Nominations close on Friday 10 May and the gender equality charity hopes that people all over Wales will see this as an opportunity to remember and honour a deserving woman.

The Purple Plaque campaign aims to improve the recognition of remarkable women in Wales, and award them with the memorial to commemorate their achievements and cement their legacy in Welsh history.

In partnership with Chwarae Teg, Purple Plaques will showcase and pay tribute to women across Wales who have had a long lasting impact on their communities and have previously gone uncelebrated or been missed out from the history books altogether.

All eligible nominees must be deceased, Welsh or lived in Wales, have achievements previously uncelebrated, made an impact in Wales and had community involvement.

To date Purple Plaques have been dedicated to Former Labour AM and equalities campaigner Val Feld and Ursula Masson a Merthyr born feminist historian.

To nominate please visit chwaraeteg.com/purple-plaques

The Purple Plaques campaign aims to improve the acknowledgement and appreciation of extraordinary women in Wales.

“As a gender equality charity, at Chwarae Teg we know that women deserve to be recognised at the same scale as men have been throughout history. There are so many female success stories just waiting to be put in the spotlight and inspire future generations.

“There’s an estimated 250 mainly blue plaques commemorating notable figures in Wales, the overwhelming majority highlighting men’s achievements, with only around a dozen female exceptions. Purple Plaques aims to address this inequality and give women a prominent place in history.

“With many more plaques to come, their presence on our streets will act as a simple yet significant way of highlighting the outstanding achievements of Welsh women, who many people may otherwise not be aware of.

Emma Tamplin
Chwarae Teg